Buckley Air Force Base, located in Aurora, Colo., is conducting a market survey with the intent of determining the interest, capabilities and qualifications of potential small businesses in performing mortuary services as a prime contractor for a potential Blanket Purchase Agreement.
“A firm requirement has not yet been established,” the Air Force said in contract documents released through the Federal Business Opportunities website (FedBizOps) this week. “Upon review of industry response, the government will determine whether a set-aside acquisition in lieu of full and open competition is in the government's best interest.”
The contractor will be required to provide all labor, materials, tools and equipment in order to perform mortuary services. The Air Force 460th Contracting Squadron is organizing the contract.
A few select contractor requirements:
Description of Services: The contractor must provide facilities, equipment, licensed personnel, motor vehicles, professional services, supplies, ten death certificates per death, caskets, urns, outer shipping containers and transportation.
Unidentified Remains: If identification is not officially established, the remains shall be placed under refrigeration at 38-40 degrees Fahrenheit. If mechanical refrigeration is not available within a reasonable distance, ice chests or ice packs shall be used in lieu of mechanical refrigeration.
All contractors interested in supplying these services are invited to contact the 460th Contracting Squadron by Jan. 22.
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